Rhythm Heaven Megamix/Development

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Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+
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Rhythm Heaven Megamix
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Rhythm Paradise Megamix
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Rhythm Sesang: The Best+
Region/Languages Japan (Japanese) United States of America (English) Europe (UK English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish)
South Korea (Korean)
Release Date June 11, 2015 June 16, 2016 October 21, 2016 December 1, 2016

Development History

Development of this title was much like the previous games, with series producer Tsunku♂ working together with the staff at Nintendo to form the game around the songs, or vice versa. During the latter half of development in October 2014, Tsunku♂ was reportedly hospitalized for larynx cancer, and had his vocal chords removed[1]. This necessitated having his communication with the staff at Nintendo become more of a back and forth than before[2]. The game was first revealed during the Nintendo Direct on January 14, 2015 in Japan[3], with the Nintendo Direct on April 2 showing more gameplay footage[4]. On June 6, 2015, Tsunku♂ posted on his blog announcing the game, which would release 5 days later in Japan, titled Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+.

During the Nintendo Direct on March 3, 2016, the game was revealed in North America for the first time[5]. On June 16, 2016, the game was shown off at E3 2016 in North America, and released only on Nintendo eShop on the same day[6], titled Rhythm Heaven Megamix. On September 8, 2016, the game was announced in Europe[7] and would release on October 21 as Rhythm Paradise Megamix, with this version being released the next day in Australia as well. On December 1, 2016, it was released in South Korea as Rhythm Sesang: The Best+. Notably, the localized versions of the game all feature the option to play with the Japanese voices, which was previously exclusive to the European version of Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise, and cut from Rhythm Heaven due to memory constraints[8].


  1. "He lost his voice by complete removal of the vocal folds due to larynx cancer in October 2014, but he has been actively engaging himself in various music projects and appearing on television as well as working as a nationally renowned producer in the entertainment industry." ~ Profile│Tsunku♂official web site
  2. "う~ん。基本的には今までと大きくは変わってないですね。後半、話せなくなってからはスタッフ経由でのやりとりも増えましたが。僕が曲先行でつくったものにゲームが入っていくパターンと、ゲームの構成ありきで、そこに音楽を付けていくものがありました。あと、任天堂さんから来る独特の譜面というかかけ声用リズム譜みたいなのが来て、それのリズム譜に曲を乗せてくってのもありましたね。おもにゲーム序盤用の曲がそうですね。" (Hmmm. Basically nothing has changed too much from the previous titles. Although during the latter half, when I lost the ability to speak, there was more back and forth through the staff. There’s a pattern where I first write a song, and then the game is formed around that, and one where the game structure already exists and we put a song to that. Also, there’s one where Nintendo sends me this unique sheet music, I guess you could call it, this rhythm sheeting music for shouting along gets delivered to me, and I put a song to that rhythm sheet music. Mainly the songs in the beginning of the game are like that.) ~ Tsunku♂, 社長が書面で訊く『リズム天国 ザ・ベスト+』|ニンテンドー3DS|任天堂 (President Asks in Writing "Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+" | Nintendo 3DS | Nintendo), translation from Iwata Asks in Writing: “Rhythm Heaven Megamix” - Feature - Nintendo World Report
  3. [Nintendo Direct JP] Rhythm Tengoku 3DS Annoucement
  4. Nintendo Direct 2015.4.2 プレゼンテーション映像 (Nintendo Direct 2015.4.2 Presentation video) [Private video]
    [Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus] - 2nd Trailer (Direct) (Reupload of the trailer from the Direct)
  5. Nintendo Direct 3/3/16: Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  6. Rhythm Heaven Megamix - Official Game Trailer - Nintendo E3 2016
  7. Prove you've got the groove in Rhythm Paradise Megamix, coming to Nintendo 3DS family systems on 21st October | News | Nintendo
  8. GDC 09: Chatting with Nintendo's Rich Amtower – Destructoid
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rhythm Games Earth World Honeybee Land
Karate ManGame 3DS ntrRobot S.pngGame 3DS rvlBadminton S.pngGame 3DS ctrStep S.png
Machine Land
Game 3DS agbHair S.pngGame 3DS ntrChorus S.pngGame 3DS rvlMuscle S.pngGame 3DS ctrFruitbasket S.png
The First Gate
Game 3DS ntrCoinToss L.png
Citrus Land
Game 3DS agbClap S.pngGame 3DS ntrShooting S.pngGame 3DS rvlFlea S.pngGame 3DS ctrInterprerter S.png
Donut Land
Game 3DS agbRabbit L.pngGame 3DS ntrAirboard L.pngGame 3DS rvlBatting L.pngGame 3DS ctrChameleon L.png
The Second Gate
Sick Beats
Barbershop Land
Game 3DS agbGhost S.pngGame 3DS ntrPingpong S.pngGame 3DS rvlGoma S.pngGame 3DS ctrWoodCat S.png
Songbird Land
Game 3DS agbShuji L.pngGame 3DS ntrBlueBirds L.pngGame 3DS rvlBird L.pngGame 3DS ctrDotsamurai L.png
The Third Gate
Game 3DS ctrChicken L.png
Lush Woods Lush Tower
Game 3DS agbBatter L.pngGame 3DS ntrNinja L.pngGame 3DS rvlGolf L.pngGame 3DS ctrSumou L.pngGame 3DS remix LED.png
Honeybee Tower
Game 3DS rvlKarate 1.pngGame 3DS ntrRobot L.pngGame 3DS rvlBadminton L.pngGame 3DS ctrStep L.pngGame 3DS remix 00.png
Machine Tower
Game 3DS agbHair L.pngGame 3DS ntrChorus L.pngGame 3DS rvlMuscle L.pngGame 3DS ctrFruitbasket L.pngGame 3DS remix 01.png
Citrus Tower
Game 3DS agbClap L.pngGame 3DS ntrShooting L.pngGame 3DS rvlFlea L.pngGame 3DS ctrInterprerter L.pngGame 3DS remix 02.png
Donut Tower
Game 3DS agbRat L.pngGame 3DS ntrIdol L.pngGame 3DS rvlManju L.pngGame 3DS ctrBlanco L.pngGame 3DS remix 03.png
Barbershop Tower
Game 3DS agbGhost L.pngGame 3DS ntrPingpong L.pngGame 3DS rvlGoma L.pngGame 3DS ctrWoodCat L.pngGame 3DS remix 04.png
Songbird Tower
Game 3DS agbTap L.pngGame 3DS ntrFrog L.pngGame 3DS rvlInterview L.pngGame 3DS ctrTango L.pngGame 3DS remix 05.png
Heaven World Star Land
Game 3DS agbTono L.pngGame 3DS ntrCameraMan L.pngGame 3DS rvlRocket L.pngGame 3DS ctrPillow L.png
Comet Land
Game 3DS agbMarcher L.pngGame 3DS ntrShugyo L.pngGame 3DS rvlSeesaw L.pngGame 3DS ctrBear L.png
Planet Land
Game 3DS agbSpaceDance L.pngGame 3DS ntrBackbeat L.pngGame 3DS rvlBook L.pngGame 3DS ctrTeppan L.png
The Fourth Gate
Game 3DS rvlSword L.png
Mamarin Palace Left-Hand Tower
Game 3DS agbClap A.pngGame 3DS ntrIdol A.pngGame 3DS rvlMuscle A.pngGame 3DS ctrBlanco A.pngGame 3DS remix 06 2.png
Right-Hand Tower
Game 3DS agbTap A.pngGame 3DS ntrFrog A.pngGame 3DS rvlGolf A.pngGame 3DS ctrDotsamurai A.pngGame 3DS remix 07 2.png
Tibby's Mom
Game 3DS agbSpaceDance A.pngGame 3DS ntrPingpong A.pngGame 3DS rvlManju A.pngGame 3DS rvlKarate 4.pngGame 3DS remix TED 2.png
Shop Shop No. 1
Game 3DS agbHopping L.pngGame 3DS agbNightWalk L.pngGame 3DS agbQuiz L.png
Shop No. 2
Game 3DS ntrBoxShow L.pngGame 3DS ntrShortLive L.pngGame 3DS rvlKarate 2.png
Shop No. 3
Built to ScaleGame 3DS rvlDate L.pngGame 3DS rvlFishing L.png
Shop No. 4
Game 3DS rvlFork L.pngGame 3DS rvlRap L.pngGame 3DS rvlReceive L.png
Shop No. 5
Game 3DS rvlRobot L.pngGame 3DS rvlRotation L.pngSamurai Slice
Shop No. 6
Game 3DS rvlSort L.pngGame 3DS rvlWatch L.pngGame 3DS rvlKarate 3.png
Sprite 3DS Mascot Boondog.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Dieter.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Shep.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Donna.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Hairold.gif
Sprite 3DS Mascot Eglantine.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Trey.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Saffron.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Saltwater.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Paprika.gif
Sprite 3DS Mascot Bertram.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Betty.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Tibby.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Philip.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Colin.gif
Sprite 3DS Mascot Tibby's Mom.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Barista.gifSprite 3DS Mascot The Goat.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Rupert.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Samurai Drummer.gif
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